2020 Sep 19     
2 Bit Thugs

'All My Life' is release #8 from Rene LaVice's fledgling Device label

Known for his work on RAM Records, Canadian D&B producer Rene LaVice set up his new label Device earlier this year. The label is based in the UK, as is Rene himself these days, and the label's eighth release sees two (or rather three) rising stars of the UK scene teaming up.

Brighton duo Kleu have had tracks out on labels such as D&B Allstars, Dope Ammo, Gorilla Warfare, Dub Shotta and Born On Road. Something Something has had just one previous release, on Elevate Records, but has been steadily building a fanbase thanks to, among other things, a blistering set at Konkrete Jungle in NYC and a triumphant winning performance in a Hospitality On The Beach DJ competition (in which she was one of just two female entrants, in a field of 40).

Together they've come up with All My Life. Opening with soundtrack-y bells, strings and FX, All My Life starts out sounding like yer typical high-octane liquid roller, but then throws you a curveball as it breaks out into something far darker. It still just about fits under the liquid umbrella, but with not a hint of that saccharine/pop edge that's so often the style's downfall.

As such, it's a track that could slot equally well into slightly darker/harder sets as a means of providing some light/musical relief, or into liquid sessions where it'd provide a healthy attitude injection. And that means it's worth checking by D&B lovers of many persuasions.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 18 September



Review Score: 8




Tags: Something Something, Kleu, Device, Rene LaVice, D&B, DnB, D+B, drum n' bass, drum & bass, liquid funk